Kabuhayan Awards 2017: Search for Best DOLE-assisted livelihood projects lives on
On Friday, May 12, 2017, the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) thru the Bureau of Workers with Special Concerns sponsored the Kabuhayan Awards at the Waterfront Manila Pavilion Hotel & Casino.
The Kabuhayan Awards is an awards and recognition system under the DOLE Integrated Livelihood Program that aims to reward the relentless efforts and perseverance of its beneficiaries with the able assistance of the DOLE Regional Offices in realizing their goals and motivate them to sustain the gains out of the DOLE funded livelihood projects. Regional awardees and their families, DOLE officials, partner agencies, and media partners in their national costumes joined the activity.
DOLE celebrates 6th Informal Economy Labor Day
Davao City —The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) thru the Bureau of Workers with Special Concerns (BWSC) and the National Anti-Poverty Commission-Workers in the Informal Sector Council (NAPC-WISC), celebrated the Informal Economy Labor Day last May 6, 2017, pursuant to Proclamation No. 1215.
BWSC on transitioning the Informal Sector to formality
The Department of Labor and Employment thru the Bureau of Workers with Special Concerns (BWSC) and the National Anti-Poverty Commission-Workers in the Informal Sector Council (NAPC-WISC), held the second in a series of consultation workshops for the crafting of the “Informal Economy Transition Bill” last April 10, 2017 at the Hotel Jen, Pasay City.
Orientation on DO 173-17, SLF, and DILEEP Monitoring System
To foster a common understanding between the focal persons, Internal Management and Services Divisions, Technical Support and Services Division Chiefs, and Regional Accountants of the different DOLE Offices on the revised guidelines in the implementation of the DOLE Integrated Livelihood and Emergency Employment Program (DILEEP), the Bureau of Workers of Special Concerns (BWSC), conducted two batches of orientations in General Santos City on March 27 to 29, 2017 and in Legazpi City on April 3 to 5, 2017. The participants, composed of 92 for the first batch and 90 for the second batch, were also guided in the operationalization of the DOLE Sustainable Livelihood Framework (SLF) and given workshop on the DILEEP monitoring system developed by the Bureau.
BWSC conducts Workshops for the Implementation of the Livelihood Agenda for 2017-2022
The Bureau of Workers with Special Concerns spearheaded the conduct of workshops for the Implementation of the Livelihood Agenda for 2017-2022 just recently. The series of workshops aim to ensure the translation of the Livelihood Agenda into concrete and doable action plan. “Ang livelihood Agenda ang naging resulta ng Livelihood Summit na isinagawa natin noong nakaraang taon na siyang nabalangkas ng iba’t-ibang ahensya ng gobyerno, pribadong sector, akademya at civil society organizations upang matulungan ang mga manggagawang nasa impormal na sector na mas magiging kumpetitibo, maunlad at tuloy-tuloy ang kanilang kabuhayan at kalaunan ay ma-transition ito sa formal na sector.”, Undersecretary Joel B. Maglunsod said in his opening message.